Hilary Swank seems like she is going for her third Oscar with her performance in You’re Not You.
You’re Not You is a George C. Wolfe-directed film starring Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum.
You’re Not You tells the story of Kate, a young woman who is primarily driven by her highly successful career as an advertising executive, until she is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). The movie is based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Michelle Wildgen.
This is the type of story that Hilary Swank is used to playing on-screen in order to generate Oscar buzz.
However, in some ways, it is unexplored territory for her — which is exactly what the Academy looks for when they are selecting nominations and Oscar winners.
When you think of Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, the two critically-acclaimed and commercially successful films for which Hilary Swank received Oscar awards, there are very few similarities shared between them. One focused on a girl’s struggle with her sexual identity, which eventually led to her tragic beating, rape, and murder.
The other involved an aging boxer with the dream of making it big in order to change her life as well as her family’s lives. She is forced to realize the grim reality that certain things can never be changed — regardless of what happens or when it happens.
You’re Not You allows Hilary Swank to not play the underdog for a change — at least not at the very beginning of the movie. As her character’s degenerative disease worsens, and she becomes more and more dependent on Emmy Rossum’s caregiver character, which is when Hilary Swank gets the chance to truly shine under the Oscar spotlight.
Many fans that have already seen Hilary Swank’s work, and have nothing but great things to say about her performance in You’re Not You.
Hillary Swank is terrific in the movie “You’re Not You” about ALS, a cruel disease.
— louannsabatier (@louannsabatier) October 13, 2014
It has been quite some time now since Hilary Swank has been included in the Oscar race. You’re Not You could possibly get her back into the arena — wishing and hoping that she gets to walk across the stage at the 2015 Oscars awards ceremony in 2015.
What do you think?
Will 2015 be the year when Hilary Swank wins her third Oscar?